Thursday 12 May 2022

Private Islands

Buying an island may seem like a dream to many, but in reality private islands are sold in almost every budget category. They are not common, because there simply aren’t a lot of them, but there is a wide variety, from a small rocky islet  to a large developed estate.

For some people the owning of the island is enough, and it will never be developed. It will remain a natural escape from the world, perhaps for camping on or just day trips. Or just for someone in a land-locked big city to know, they own an island in the Pacific Ocean.

Other people want to live on the island, at least some of the time if not full-time (and some definitely want to live there full time). That then becomes a more involved exercise. Some people circumvent all these complicated issued by buying an island already developed, and so only requiring upkeep. But others want to create their own, personal retreat and place. For them, the work and the creation of building is part of the desire.

Like any remote coastal property, logistics are a part of the consideration of owning a private island. Here is what you need to consider.

1. How will you get there? Is this easily accessible by boat? How far is it from a launch point? Is it easier to take a float plane to the property? If you want to travel to the island regularly, how long will that take you?

2.   2. What are the services? If there aren’t any already in place, how will you service a residence if that is what you want to have on the island?

3.   3. How will you get supplies to the property?

Private islands are fun to market as each one has something special, a character all its own. People love to look at the listings and we always get lots of questions about them. They are rarely the oddest coastal property we have listed but they are generally the ones that people are most curious about.

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